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Hanging Votive Globes 


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Hanging Votive Globes 

Written By: Matt Maranian 


Pliers (1) 


Light fixtures (1) 

6" clear glass ceiling light fixture globes. 

Beading wire (1) 

Soft Flex nylon-coated stainless steel 

beading wire (0.019" diameter). 

Crimp beads (1) 

Glass beads (1) 


Glass votives (1) 

Candles (1) 


They look great outdoors (the globe keeps the wind from blowing out the flame) and nice 
indoors, too (who doesn't like hanging candles?), and if you can squeeze a pair of 
needlenose pliers and string a bead, you're almost there. 

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Hanging Votive Globes 

• Cut 2 pieces of beading wire, each at twice the total length that you want the globe to hang, 
plus 5". 

• Hold them together, and slide a crimp bead down to a spot about 2 1/2" above the midpoint 
of the strands. Crimp into place, add 2 more, and crimp those too. 

• Now, starting from the other end of the beading wires, slide a crimp bead to a spot about 6" 
from the first 3. 

• Part the beading wires between the loose bead and the first 3, and wrap them around the 
lip of the globe. Slide the loose bead down against the globe so that the wire hugs the 
narrow underside of its lip (like tightening a necktie), and crimp in place. Add 2 more 
behind it, and crimp those too. The globe should be securely supported with the wire 

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• String the glass beads over both 
wires in each pair, beading the 
entire length of each, stopping 
about 3" short of the ends. 

Step 3 — Loop. 

• Slide 4 large crimp beads over all 4 ends of the wire, and loop the wires by bringing them 
back through the crimp beads. Squeeze the crimp beads firmly with pliers. 

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Hanging Votive Globes 

♦ Fill the globe about 1 1/2" deep with 
sand or gravel, position the votive, 
hang the globe, and spark it up. 

This project first appeared in CRAFT Volume 07 , page 146. 

This document was last generated on 201 2-1 1 -03 1 2:47:59 AM. 

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